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or on msnbc any time or tomorrow morning on "today." and from all of us at nbc news, i'm brian williams. we'll return your to your network news. >>> welcome back. we'll have more on the speech. >>> first let's get to our top stories here at 5:00. when an overseas flight you were on is supposed to last 14 hours but ends up lasts less than two it's a good bet something went wrong. fortunately for the more than 200 passengers aboard a quantas flight from san francisco to sydney earlier this morning what could have been a disaster ended up just being a disruption. it depended on which side of kwan as the flight 74 a passenger was sitting, as to just how bad things looked. less than an hour after taking off from sfo, those on the left side heard and felt something. >> it was a very strong shot. >> and uncomfortable vibration and a push and a -- you could feel something was wrong. >> but those on the right side of the plain could see the problem. sparks and flames coming from one of the jet's four engines. minutes later, over the plane's intercom, the pilot confirmed what many feared. >> we had a
. >> i still like it here. i just want us to be safer. >> reporter: you can't blame samuels for thinking her complex was, indeed, safer after a string of assaults earlier this summer, police arrested the man they say was responsible, antonio mouton. he now sits in jail, held there by $12 million bail. what's more, following the assaults, the complex's management increased the number of security guards working at the park regency. still, at around 6:00 last night, a 27-year-old woman called the sheriff's office to report she had been sexually assaulted. >> as she opened her door and entered her apartment, someone came in behind her and forced his way in. >> reporter: the contra costa sheriff's department believes this is not evidence that the park regency complex is unsafe. they do, after all, have security guards, a neighborhood watch, and security cameras. what this latest assault proves to them, though, is that no one, regardless of their circumstances should ever take their safety for granted. >> the bottom line is you can never lower your guard, and this type of incident can happen a
supplied us with copies of documents they received when they hired her in 2000. included is an employment application for the question, can you legally accept employment, the yes box was checked. >> we hired nikki through an employment agency and had relied on them obviously to verify that she was legal to work here. >> reporter: san yoen's attorney claims they received a letter from the social security administration in 2003 alerting them of the potential problem. she says there was a policy of don't ask, don't tell. for the nine years she worked for the whitmans. >> instead, nikki, the employee was told to quote, check on this, end quote. the employer, however, never asked her about this again. she alleges that she saw these letters after they were thrown in the trash. >> whitman maintain she was not aware of her san yoen's immigration status and when she was aware, she had no choice but to terminate her. allred plans to present evidence that proves whitman knew san yoen what's in fact an immigrant. >>> after being mauled by two dogs in a san jose neighborhood, police say a german sheph
bystanders. the fire department tells us they were able to find one woman in her 40s, still not identified. there are two other victims still in the plane in six feet of water at the lagoon. one said to be the pilot, the other thought to be a 91-year-old man who started a steel company in east palo alto more than 50 years ago. this kind of plane can hold up to eight people. he saw the plane just after takeoff and quickly knew it was in trouble. >>> i noticed the aircraft pitch up abruptly to a very high angle of attack, then appeared to level off and appeared as if he was stalling and then recovered, and i thought good recovery. and then he made a right turn, and the bank continued to increase well past 60 degrees. and just after he did that he pitched over, did a complete role and then nosedived into the surface. >> oh, yeah? >> the national transportation safety board is joining in the search this evening. crews tell us they've been hampered most of the afternoon by among other things, oil that has leaked in the water from the plane. we will continue to bring you up to dat
officials will brief us in a couple of moments. we will go to them live. this is a look at the press conference that should begin any minute now. here is what we have learned so far. state and federal regulators have ranked the gas line that ruptured as high risk because it ran through a highly populated area we already knew one of the people who died in that blast was 44-year-old jacquelin greg who worked for the california public utilities commission. at the time of her death she was working on plans to upgrade another risky section of that same gas line 2 1/2 miles away. this new information raises several new questions of pg&e and federal regulators. we are working to get answers to those questions. we have new information tonight on the victims. investigators uncovered two more bodies in the rubble this afternoon. that brings the total number of people killed to six. nearly 60 others were injured and four are in critical condition tonight. the president sent his condolences today to the governor and we are waiting for this press conference to begin with federal regulators in san
camera one man told us after searching for hours, he didn't find anything that he could keep. well, the people with red-tagged homes are facing the worst challenges. some work is still being done on the green-tagged homes where residents have been able to return. >> this lady here, the blast actually broke her window in the master bedroom and the soot carried throughout the house. >> reporter: serve pro is one of the countries pg&e is paying to go through these homes and remove the residue and scent left in these homes that could cause respiratory problems. these burned bits on the ground are pieces of paper, photos or chemicals that crews are picking up. public works is worried about what would happen to the ash and chemicals if weather forecasts are accurate and it actually rains this weekend. these bags filled with rocks are being placed around catch basins to filter out sediment and hazardous materials before they get washed into the bay. >> right here where we are, we're in the lowest location, so everything is going to run this way if it rains. >> reporter: now, the city of s
before he's able to share it with us. live in south san jose, damien trujillo, nbc bay area news. >> this attack certainly serves as a reminder to serve extra precautions with trail running and here are some safety tips from police. be aware of your surroundings. don't wear head phones. vary your route. don't run the same trails every day. carry whistle with you, and whenever possible, jog with someone else. >> pg&e executives today acknowledge they have to rebuild trust with their customers following that explosion of that undergrad gas pipeline in san bruno. in a news conference, company leaders announced the release of a list of the company's 180s riskiest sessions of gas transmission lines. utility has also set up a hot line so customers can call and find out if their homes are within 500 feet of a line. pg&e says winning that customer confidence is vital. >> we believe that the best way to do that is to provide you all with the facts. get the facts out there and be transparent and be open. >> they might have about each one of these things. >> pg&e operates more than 6,000 mi
francis is in san bruno with the latest for us. hello, monty. >> the name of the person who filed this lawsuit is steve dare. his house was not damaged in the fire, but he was evacuated from his home for three days. mr. dare is suing pg&e and san mateo superior county court. he names himself and others similarly situated indicating this could become a class action lawsuit. the lawsuit was filed yesterday, it accuses pg&e for negligence for the explosion that killed seven people and destroyed 40 homes here on september 9th. the suit seeks to turn over the victim's fund set up by pg&e by a third party that would manage that money. it would also seek damages beyond that amount. pg&e is expected to turn over that list in its 100 most vulnerable sites, state senator leyland ye's office tells us the information is scheduled to be handed over 2:00 monday afternoon. >> the people and residents have a right to know where these pipes are so they can make a conscious decision, should i live here? >> pg&e has refused to turn over the list, arguing making the information public would be a thre
. and they want to use these cameras to clear the air. so instead of the he said/she said, they can go straight to the video for the truth. in the next two months the oakland police department hopes to have a clip-on video camera. >> you don't even know it's on. it's actually very small and inobtrusive. >> reporter: the cost, $540,000, money earmarked years ago for survey lens equipment. after testing other cameras including some that are car mounted, oakland police decided on these. >> so far, what i've seen, the video is very clear, the audio's very good. >> reporter: they tested the new technology. he pulled this man over for expired registration. >> you just spilled your beer there. hand me the beer, too. >> reporter: turns out the man was also tested for driving under the influence. but officer lowe said there wasn't enough evidence and just gave him a citation for the expired tags. the driver says the cameras are great for accountability. >> that should be good. because legally, everybody would know what happened. you know? so that couldn't hurt nothing. >> reporter: police agree, hoping
him alive but at the same time we have to follow the leads where they take us. >> reporter: now, this search at that pittsburgh landfill has wrapped up, we're told, but will likely continue for the next couple of days. now, writtenhouse remains in custody here at the solano county jail thee he's been charged with allegedly possessing explosive device and his bail has been set at $2 million, because police still don't know whether he has any link to the killings. reporting live in fairfield, jodi hernandez been bay area news. >>> jodi, we understand that he's also pointing a finger at another person in this case? >> reporter: that's right. his attorney says that she believes that valdemoro is the likely suspect but writtenhouse suggested that another couple may have been involved in this killings. apparently there was another couple living there and there was a dispute with them about a month ago and a threat made towards his wife. when i talked to the vallejo police they said they didn't know anything about that. >> jodi, thank you. >>> a delicate and very slow process is under
what a way to end the summer. a hot, sunny day for most of the bay. don't get too used to it, if anything this year has proven, once you get used to something it's going to change and a cool change is coming our way. a significant temperature drop in the next few days, rob is swreho to show what to expect. hey, rob. >>> this summer, it seems like we've only had five or six hot days and today was one of them. san jose, 92 degrees. it is scorching around the south bay. look at the humidity, way down and bone dry, 13%. as we head north, winds are picking off and we're cooling off at 83 degrees. san francisco, the sea breeze is cranking up. you can see 79 degrees and northwest wind at 17 miles an hour an the fog that's moving up around slee pass in area. the low to the north will drop the temperatures big-time and may toss drizzle our way. we'll have a look at the rapid changes coming your way in a few minutes. tom? >>> thank you, for california law enforcement this labor day has been busier than last. too many people are drinking and driving. as of this morning, california offic
says they will continue to be held in pretrial detention much the u.s. state department called the release. >> the release of sarah shourd demonstrates iranian authorities have the aity to resolve these cases if they choose. iranian authorities made the decision to release sarah shourd. we hope they will make the same decision regarding josh fattal and shane bauer as soon as possible. >> who paid the half million bail for shourd's release is unclear. apparently, it was wired to a bank in oman because of u.s. sanctions against iran. it is also not clear exactly when shourd and her relatives will return to the united states, presumably to the los angeles area where she grew up. one u.s. official is quoted asz saying she will be in oman for at least a day. stay with nbc bay area news for continuing coverage of this developing story. you can also find the latest updates on our website at nbcbayarea.com and you can sign up for breaking news alerts as well. >>> an intense wall of fire, like nothing they have ever seen. that's how the first firefighters on the scene of the san bruno e
week. a u.s. district judge is considering the state's arguments that new lethal injection regulations will ensure that condemned inmates will not suffer cruel and unusual punishment. executions were suspended in 2006 but next week, a man from southern california is scheduled to be executed, the first of more than 700 inmates awaiting execution on california's death row. >>> new tonight at 5:00, a bay area man is accused of manipulating his mentally disabled girlfriend into prostitution. now is there an all-out search to find him. south san francisco police received a tip claiming that this man, 27-year-old nicholas jerenias advertised sexual services involving his 21-year-old girlfriend on several different websites. investigators found the woman, who verified the story and told police she gave the money she earned to jerenious. anyone with information is asked to call the police. >>> today marked day 83 without a state budget and students are paying the price. community colleges statewide are turning away thousands of students and cutting classes. nbc bay area's damian trujillo is li
for us right now. steve? >> reporter: lisa, thanks. good evening. the blown section of the san bruno pipeline is here in washington, the ntsb is in the middle of its investigation. but now the pressure is on pg&e to alter its system immediately. in the hearing here in washington, up on capitol hill today, chris johns, the head of pg&e says he's already lowered the pressure of the natural gas in his pipelines that run through populated areas. he's inviting congress to require big gas lines to be moved out of residential neighborhoods. but a clash came on ougauto mat shutoff valves. senator barbara boxer literally sniffed at that. >> you would agree there would have been a shutoff valve, we would have averted the disaster. >> if there were a remote controlled shutoff valve in there, the gas flow would have stopped faster by the time our people got there. >> reporter: so the challenge is laid down. will pg&e make its very, very expensive upgrades and switch to automatic shutoff valves in all of these high-risk areas. about 3,600 miles of pipeline we're told. and do it immediately. the c
from a legal standpoint. >> the u.s. constitution says you have a right to do that. period. end of story. the government can't stop you from burning a book. i said i thought it was distasteful, disrespectful, an outrage. i thought it jeopardizes this country and our troops but the constitution protects it. >> gainesville city officials are looking for way way, so far without success, to stop the burning. >> earlier this week, the american commander in afghanistan, general david petraeus warned that the burning could put u.s. troops in danger. the interfaith protest against the burning will be held friday outside of the santa clara administration building in san jose. >>> the only living person connected to an east bay killing spree will soon with be out of jail after a judge lowers his bail. the prosecutors say is that doesn't mean 72 year old charles ridden house has been killed of the killing of his wife and wife's friend, whose bodies were found at his vallejo home. investigators found one body in a bag in a bedroom closet. the other under some bushes in the back yafrd. but s
still trapped inside? and the search crews are using cadaver dogs to answer the question. these foundations that have burned have to cool off before the animals can be used in the search. but the good news is, jessica, no one around here has been reported missing. so, perhaps, there's some reason for optimism tonight. we want to give you some perspective of the disaster area. we're going to put up a little split screen here and there you have on the left side open your screen, that is a google level view of the crestmoore neighborhood before the explosion. look on the right side. isn't that extraordinary? that's a chopper image taken a couple of hours ago and it happened last night in a matter of seconds. people still incredulous around hey, as the describe the shaking that they felt. not once, but twice, according to many witnesses. and all of them thought they were in the midst of a very powerful earth wake. but as we know now, it was an enormous fire. >> now now that that shock of having the earth rumble beneath you has warn off the question that homeowners keep asking
are out there playing and enjoying some of the cooler weather. this is going to be with us not only today but into tomorrow and monday as we go through the afternoon and into the evening hours,emperatures a bit close tore 80 degrees by the time we get into the afternn hours. by the time we get into tomorrow, we'll see more 90s,te the only place we'll see cooli will be closer to the coast, but even then, we're dealing with 750s and 80s. as we go into monday, this will be the hottest day. it's 8:00 a.m. tomorrow. stay hydrated, day two, you'll start to feel the effects of the heat. once we get into monday, we're looking at some 80s, 90s and by the time we get p into 4:00 p.m. monday, we're talking about 100 degree readings in the bay area. i'll talk more about the heat in a minute. raj? thank you. >>> san francisco is one city that's definitely not used to this type of heat. let's bring in kimberly terry with that part of the story. kimberly? >> reporter: i think a lot of people have the same idea when it comes to cooling off. take a look behind me at this crowd here. since we arrived there
was there to straighten the boy out using scare tactics, saying "on this occasion the officer was not there as part of an official investigation, but as a concerned parent attempting to navigate the difficult challenges associated with raising a teenager." the boy's family attorney says the officer did not have their permission to use scare tactics. >> so if he's not a part of an official investigation, then he's admitted his own personal misconduct. he should be fired. >> reporter: he also questions why the officer was in full uniform and drove up on his motorcycle. >> you come and you talk to his parents. you don't come in, in your uniform, with your gun, with your taser, with your handcuffs, and browbeat him. that's ridiculous. >> reporter: san jose cop watch is closely following this case. to them the police officer may have been out of line. >> i can understand a father being upset, i can understand why. but to use his police authority in this manner was absolutely out of line. >> reporter: san jose police say they will not discuss details of this case. the officer has been placed on paid admi
ellis shows us, some educators say charter schools are not worth their weight in results. >> noble academy charter school in euclid, ohio, has 240 students, a waiting list and 100% of its students have passed the state's reading test. >> i can say it is mostly from the help of the teachers and the support of the parents. >> reporter: charter schools are public schools that are federally funded but privately run. 5,000 charter schools operate in 39 states and washington, d.c., serving more than 1.5 million students and 300,000 more are on waiting lists. >> it is that partnership between parents and teachers in the community to come together in an area where maybe traditional public education has failed. >> reporter: but another 11 states don't allow charters at all. opponents of charter schools say taxpayer money should be used to fix traditional public schools rather than creating charter schools which have less federal oversight and often require students to win a lottery to attend. diane ravage, the former assistant secretary of education under the george h.w. bush administration
the section because they claim some people use to sell prostitution and child trafficking. we contacted the company to find out if the section was shut down voluntarily. we have not yet heard back. >>> the documentary on the alleged army coverup of pat tillman is playing in the bay area. a special group of people just got out of the theater. rhea taramina is live with that. >> reporter: diane, we are here at prune yard cinemas where a group of the moviegoers were leyland high school football players where tillman played football before joining the nfl as well as the u.s. army. the documentary style movie about pat tillman who grew up in san jose, went to high school here explored how his family was told different stories about his demise. he left a lucrative career in football to fight for his country. he was a member of the u.s. army special forces and died in afghanistan. ultimately his family says a cover up by the government it was revealed that pat was killed by friendly fire. these students are eager to know more about the man they already look up to. >> definitely showing that hi
should remain opened but long-term arrangements have to be made to keep the district from using the city as a atm. >> they have to make the decision tonight. failure to decide sets the other act in motion of closing and shutting down kennedy high school. >> reporter: some people are pointing to the whopping rainy day fund that richmond recently acquired as a possible solution. chevron rb located here in richmond, had to pay out $115 million settlement involving utility taxes used here in the city. now, why not use some of that money to save these schools? that's a question a lot of parents intend to ask tonight. live in richmond, tracy grant, bay area news. >>> thank you. >>> why did eight infants die of whooping cough in the state of california this year? in part, at least, because of misdiagnosis or slow diagnosis. a state review shows all the infants were taken to clinics and hospitals several times before they were accurately diagnosed with whooping cough. the california department of public health says by the time the disease was accurately diagnosed it was too late to save the infa
celebrate this day, republicans point to the bill for taxpayers. >> what the american people have told us that they want is that we defund, repeal and replace. >> reporter: in addition to higher taxes for some, health insurance companies warn that customers should be prepared to pay more for coverage. >> people are also going to see higher costs associated with the new benefits as they are required to have more coverage and new people added to policies than previously were. >> reporter: insurance companies have been working for the past six months since the bill was signed into law to prepare for the changes and advancing the new technology and working with hospitals and doctors to try to improve care while containing costs. >> the health plans are having to make a significant amount of changes in hair own operations. >> this is only the beginning. the more sweeping reforms are set to take effect four years from now. nbc bay area news. >>> the law that prevents companies from denying coverage to children with preexisting conditions is considered a major part of the health care overhaul. t
the execution. the attorney can ask the ninth u.s. circuit court of appeal to overturn the judge's decision. live in san francisco, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. as that case moves forward, another high profile one is now on hold. the case against the convicted rapist accused of kidnapping jaycee dugard. his attorney brought up concerns about her china's mental state and the judge agreed. garrido and his wife nancy are accused of kidnapping jaycee doing a arrested and holding her captive for 18 years. his attorney insisted faye the suspension is only a minor delay in the case. >> what i want to make really clear is that this is a fundamental fairness issue. it has nothing to do with the defense. that's really importan somebody read that i was claiming a defense. that is not the case. >> the case against garrido's wife has not been halted. >>> serious heat making a big comeback. this week we could be on track to break some weather records. our meteorologist is live with a look at how hot things could get. >> when you know they send the weather person outside to see how hot it will be arou
of year. nbc's bay area monte francis is on the lookout for us. >> you can take a look and see that there are surfers and swimmers out in the water and a few hundred people are out here enjoying this labor day weekend. warning signs are no longer posted here saying there was a sighting of a great shark out here attacking a sea lion. last thursday, same thing, an 18-foot great white eating a sea lion. experts say there have been more sightings of great whites along the california coast than usual, but we spoke to an expert today. he said it's not uncommon to see a variety of sharks along the coast, andveinn the bay, particularly between august and december. >> it's not uncommon for them to come into the bay, particularly right underneath the golden gate bridge into the mouth of the bay. they will come in there to feed off sea lions or if a whale carcass drifts in, they might feed on that before heading back out to the ocean. >> a man was attacked a few weeks ago. he was not hurt but there was plenty of teeth marks in his kayak. these recent shark sightings should just be a remi
neighbors say the two argued a lot. one says allen came running over to her house one day begging to use her cell phone but valdamoro followed her there. >> i got scared when he warned me not to lend the cell phone because, no, don't give her the cell phone because -- something like that. he even did shake it like that. >> when i come out and see what's going on, he would say -- oh, never mind her. she's crazy and he would bring her back inside. and the next day there would be like cops. >> nicholas said the suspect told him he was once in the military and wanted to re-enlist 'he applied to be a security guard at a sacramento-based company in 2005 and tried to get certified as a nursing assistant in 2006. vallejo documents show arrest for disorderly conduct, being under the influence of narcotics and public intoxication in 2001 and again in may of this year. several neighbors say he was a nice, quiet guy. >> i didn't think that he would do something like this. >> now, neighbors say they were confused about valdamoro's living situation because he seemed to be from cruising up and down for fun
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